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Old 05-17-2019, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by CarnalK View Post
They couldn't 'simply' do that. They would have to pass legislation that changes their elector selection process, in the space of time between the vote and delivering their votes to Congress and survive the inevitable court challenges about legislation that baldly overturns said election.
Obviously it wouldn't stand up for twenty minutes to any kind of a court challenge, but could the legislature pass that kind of ex post facto law?
Originally Posted by The US Constitution, Article One, Section 10
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
The laws that control an election are the laws in force at the time of the election.